MELBOURNE (AFP) - Tiger Woods said Thursday he was keen to be a playing captain at subsequent yr s Presidents Cup, and he will draw on his current Ryder Cup experience to help him out.

Woods will captain america inside the 2019 edition of the matchplay team event on the Royal Melbourne -- Australia s oldest golf club -- with Ernie Els captaining the Internationals.

the previous global primary made a a hit go back to golfing this 12 months after missing maximum of the preceding two seasons thru harm.


It has propelled him to fourteen in the global from out of doors the top 500 and he desires to make sure he is many of the 8 top-ranked americans who will benefit automatic choices for subsequent year. If now not, he ought to nevertheless play as certainly one of 4 wildcard selections made by way of himself in consultation with his vice-captains.

"I m a part of the crew both way, k. We ll have our pinnacle eight guys, and hopefully I ll be a part of the top eight," he stated in Melbourne wherein he's scouting out the course layout.

"If no longer, then myself and my vice-captains are going to ought to parent out as well as the opposite top 8 players who're the subsequent four guys with the intention to be first-rate served to be a part of this group."

but he made clean he desired to play at an event he has been a part of for twenty years. "I need to compete. I need to play," he stated.

"Being a vice-captain the closing couple years, you recognize you truly don t manage the play.

"you have to take a seat lower back and watch. And as a player and as a competitor, you need to always be on top of things and be capable of compete and play."

Woods become to begin with picked by means of captain Jim Furyk to be a vice-captain at this yr s Ryder Cup, but he dropped out of the position after forcing his way into the group as a participant.

however he said the early education for being a vice-captain would bode well for his ability twin position in Melbourne.

"I had a number of prep about being a vice-captain and being a player, and i used to be a part of quite a few those conversations approximately who ought to be part of the team, all the group texts that we were seeking to parent out," he said.

"Now rapid forward to subsequent year, I ll be a captain, so I m going to ought to defer a lot of data to my vice-captains and get a variety of their evaluations and additionally my team, whether or not or not i'm able to play and do both roles."

Woods introduced that he become tossing round a few names to be his vice-captains, and he could make a choice "quickly".

the usa crew gained the closing Presidents Cup in Jersey town in 2017 via 19-eleven, their seventh directly triumph.

The best win with the aid of the Internationals in the biennial occasion s 25-12 months history was in Melbourne in 1998, whilst Woods changed into at the losing facet.